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How a US government loan enabled an environmentally destructive project plagued by lethal landslide, police repression and civil unrest.

Stadium in Brazil

Sports tournaments will pollute air for “the earth’s lungs.”

Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.

To underline how climate change must become everyone’s issue, we asked writers on beats not usually concerned with extreme weather to weigh in.

Construction

We can, and must, create common ground between the labor and climate movements.

The climate crisis has such bad timing, confronting it not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking.

Harrison Ford

In Showtime’s powerful new documentary, Years of Living Dangerously, will the West’s rapacious consumption habits be let off the hook?

An event honoring Peter Weiss for his decades-long fight for nuclear disarmament highlighted the ongoing need for such work.

Blogs

House Republicans are launching a frontal assault on environmental regulations.

September 21, 2011

 Some members of Obama’s own party are speaking out against the pipeline project, as regulatory concerns mount. 

September 21, 2011

This week, The Nation’s special issue takes stock of the food movement at 40. Plus, “ALEC Exposed” wins a Sidney, Chris Hayes’s new show debuts on MSNBC, and a major Nation investigation moves forward.

September 16, 2011

Don’t believe the line that Perry just prioritizes the economy over the environment. Perry serves entrenched business interests and anti-science ideology. 

September 15, 2011

The State Department has issued an environmental assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline that contradicts many experts—and even the EPA. 

August 26, 2011

Christian Parenti and MSNBC's Martin Bashir discuss whether or not the US is prepared for future earthquakes.

August 25, 2011

Over 300 people have been arrested outside the White House in protest of the Keystone XL pipeline--but the administration is signaling the project is going to be approved. 

August 25, 2011

More than seventy activists, including Bill McKibben, were arrested outside the White House in a protest against the potentially devastating Keystone XL oil pipeline.

August 20, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry has raised massive campaign contributions from a network of wealthy executives with business before his state and anti-environmental interests. 

August 17, 2011

On September 24, concerned citizens around the world will come together in every nation on earth to demonstrate the breadth and depth of the global movement against fossil fuels.

August 11, 2011